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Old 07-24-2007, 06:33 PM
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I want your opinion - best way to start adding hp to my car up to turbo.

ok so here is my car ...

i have the header, the aem intake, 3rd stage clutch, but a factory exhaust.

I want to know whats the best exhaust you guys think i should get, what i want is something not too loud, or ricey, i want it to sound bold.

Plus what tires you guys suggest for drifting and driving on the the prelude from experiences? I live in boston, ma, this aem intake dont seem to work well with the weather, any suggestions?

i know i need new tires, a better aem intake, and an exhaust to match, plus i want to turbo charge it, my friend can do it up for me, i was searching on ebay but wasnt sure which was best, so ill appreciate any suggestions you guys can give. i really want to hear what you have to say. and how do you guys keep your engine clean? can i really spray it? i saw a few guys did it, but im scared of f***ing up my engine.

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Old 07-24-2007, 06:40 PM
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I Found this on ebay, claims to go up to 300+?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/H22-9...ayphotohosting
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AEM is one of the most popular intake manufacturers, idk why you want a better one.



THIS is drifting.


there is only 1 thing that you need to accomplish this. rear wheel drive. preludes can't drift.


do you want some all-season tires? or some sticky summer tires?


exhaust: Exhaust??


that turbo kit: theres so many things wrong with that kit i dont even know where to start. short answer: its garbage.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:46 PM
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AEM is one of the most popular intake manufacturers, idk why you want a better one.

maybe i need to clean out the filter

THIS is drifting.


there is only 1 thing that you need to accomplish this. rear wheel drive. preludes can't drift.

i figured that, sorry wrong wordings, i mean cutting corners


do you want some all-season tires? or some sticky summer tires?

I want all season tires


exhaust: Exhaust??


that turbo kit: theres so many things wrong with that kit i dont even know where to start. short answer: its garbage.
good to know, so what do u suggest?
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:19 PM
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Please don't attempt to drift your Prelude.
I really liked my Yokohama Avid V4's on my 4th gen. They were considerably sticky and still very nice in the rain. I have Yokohama Parada Pspec-2's and they're sticky but horrible in the rain.
If you're turboing, don't worry with the intake.
If you are turboing, you need 3" exhaust. I reccomend kteller custom exhaust and muffler.
www.kteller.com
As far as turbo, how much boost do you plan on running? If it's more than 6 psi daily, you'll need to sleeve the block and get forged rods and pistons if you want it to last. I highly reccomend upgrading the valvetrain as well. Then after all that, find out how much boost the motor can hold, or how much you plan to run and pick the turbo from there.

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for the exhaust i would recommend Lou's Custome Exhaust down in south bay and for the intake its a good one but me personally i prefer the short ram because i wont need a bypass valve (those barely work) and i know how it is out here in Boston its close to the ocean so that means salt so your filter will get rusted down there and i would recommend power washing your car the undercarriage and if your gonna do the engine just make sure to seal the intake manifold completly so no water will get in through the throttle other than that you should be straight just do what si said bout the turbo and pressure check and you should be straight and for the tires i like the falkens they stick and are good and you really shouldnt worry bout drifting leave that for rwd cars and drop your prelude if it isnt dropped which it doesnt really look like itll give you better handeling on corners
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o yea you have a civic spoiler??? lol
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i wouldnt even think about buyin that turbo kit go with a greddy 18g if your looking for a bolt on along with greddy intercooler(when it comes to buying parts for your car DONT BUY CHEAP ONES!!) is your prelude the sh? if so you will have to do some modiying noone seems to maufacture a bolt on turbo for the sh model dont ask why.there is alot more to building an engine than a turbo an intercooler and a blow off valve though...please do your research you will be real unhappy if you blow that motor..id look into sleeves,pistons and rings, cam gears, pulleys ,and your fuel system b4 id go slapin a turbo and intercooler on my car .start small and build into your turbo. turbo should be last not first..i dont care what anyone says on here i speak from experience .as for you exhaust you cant go wrong with the greddy evo or evo 2. i have the evo on my car and its its got a great sound. not to loud but you defintly know its there...

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i wouldnt even think about buyin that turbo kit go with a greddy 18g if your looking for a bolt on along with greddy intercooler(when it comes to buying parts for your car DONT BUY CHEAP ONES!!) is your prelude the sh? if so you will have to do some modiying noone seems to maufacture a bolt on turbo for the sh model dont ask why.there is alot more to building an engine than a turbo an intercooler and a blow off valve though...please do your research you will be real unhappy if you blow that motor..id look into sleeves,pistons and rings, cam gears, pulleys ,and your fuel system b4 id go slapin a turbo and intercooler on my car .start small and build into your turbo. turbo should be last not first..i dont care what anyone says on here i speak from experience .as for you exhaust you cant go wrong with the greddy evo or evo 2. i have the evo on my car and its its got a great sound. not to loud but you defintly know its there...

I got the EVO 2, Its been great for me
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about drifting tires...

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AEM is one of the most popular intake manufacturers, idk why you want a better one.

there is only 1 thing that you need to accomplish this. rear wheel drive. preludes can't drift.

Although front wheel drive cars can't use power to the rear to lose traction, Rear wheel drive is not needed to drift. The goal in drifting is to maintain speed through a turn by putting your car into a controlled skid. There are different ways to lose traction in the rear to achieve this.

For front wheel drive You can E-brake, power on exit of turn, brake drift, or pendulum. I would begin practicing with E-brake drifting and remember you only need the e-brake to initially lose rear traction the rest is countersteer and little gas in 2nd.

About tires for drifting: It's all preference, especially for the fronts. In my opinion decent tires in the front is fine, and go to a tire place and look through the tire bin, i wouldn't spend over $20. Find a match and slap them on some hub-rims. If you drift with what you drive on... you might share the regret that I once felt. Flatspots suck!!
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